Police are looking for a man who attacked at least four pedestrians, mostly women, within 90 seconds along Queen’s Road East in Wan Chai on Saturday afternoon.
The assaults, which looked random, have caused public concern after the incident was recorded on a dashboard camera of a passing car and the video uploaded online later that night, Sing Tao Daily reports.
The footage has gone viral on social media, with some netizens urging the police to arrest the man before he attacks more people in the streets, although police have not received any complaints from the supposed victims.
A criminal investigation team from the Wan Chai Police Station has launched a probe and called on the public to provide relevant information.
In the footage that lasted less than two minutes, a man in black shirt and dark pants is seen walking toward Causeway Bay along Queen’s Road East.
He then pushes a woman who looks like a foreigner as she is waiting for a bus on the pavement opposite the Shun Feng International Centre, causing her to stumble onto the road, Ming Pao Daily reported.
Seconds later he pushes a man near Amoy Street and continues walking.
He then hits a woman on the shoulder in front of a Standard Chartered Bank branch, then punches another woman in the head in front of Jonsim Place, or around 150 meters away from his first attack.
After seeing what he is doing, a male pedestrian tries to go after him but loses sight of him during the chase.
Wan Chai District Councilor Chung Ka-man said the assaults, which were committed on a crowded street in broad daylight, were quite unsettling.
She urged the police to strengthen patrols and solve the case as soon as possible.
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